Friday, May 30, 2008

new mexico

Am posting on my last day here. It's been a good visit, but one filled with a ton of conflicting emotions. A bit of overload. Will be glad to be home with my sweet husband tomorrow. I've missed him!!

More on this trip to see my birth father soon... when I'm not posting from my phone!

...may there be mercy as I process and as I travel.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

catching up

Wow... been a while, eh?

Got a nasty bout with bronchitis... followed by a relapse of bronchitis... compounded with a couple family emergencies... and topped with a lovely trip to the ER since I am the Queen of Klutz.

Big sigh.

Yep, I'm on crutches, with a brace on my leg from upper thigh to almost my ankle. It's simply lovely and just the accessory a shoe maven would want for the summer. Thankfully I think I'll only have it for another week.

Oh, you want to know why, don't you?

You know me. You know I'm a Klutz! How about the good story or stories that I've come up with instead??

1. Got into a bar fight.
2. Took on a motorcycle gang.
3. Joined the Roller Derby (this is my personal favorite, and the most believable since there really is roller derby nearby.)

Oh, you don't believe these and are laughing at me.

Real story... BORING!!!... is that I didn't realize the vacuum cord was around my ankle and took a step...


Yep, like a tree in the forest, down I went. All 5 foot 9 inches of me... full weight... on my right knee.

Did anyone hear the bad words where you live?? I'm sure they were loud enough.

So fast forward a bit through the ER visit and the follow up doc visit 6 days later. No broken bones. Not torn in bad ways. Hamburger for parts of the knee and swollen still to almost twice the normal size. (a full week later!!!) Equates to a horrific sprain that will take time to heal.

So... I'm traveling to Albuquerque tomorrow to see my birth father... with this huge brace and crutches. Should be fun, eh?

...may there be mercy as I travel and fast healing.